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HOW TO BUILD A STUNNING INSTAGRAM FEED & GET MORE CLIENTS

We know it can be hard to stand out amongst the busy crowd of makeup artists on Instagram.

We know it sux when you ask other professionals

“Hey what camera did you use?”

And you get:

“just my mobile ph hun” 

You start thinking how the do they get such good pics …. How can I also build a stunning Instagram feed and get more clients?

We get your feed is your virtual business card and photos are the only way to attract new clients.

So we sat down with find book beauty top Makeup and Hair artists and combined it with our knowledge to give you the the reveal on how to get amazing instagram photos!!!

1. IT’S ALL ABOUT PORTRAIT MODE 

Using a smartphone camera on portrait mode is the ideal way to get amazing instagram pictures. Thanks to the marvels of modern-day technology, gone are the days of needing an expensive camera with multiple lenses to get that perfect shot.

While the majority of smartphone cameras will produce a quality photo, Samantha recommends the Apple iPhone rather than a Samsung because they have a better white balance.

2. USE NATURAL LIGHT 

If you were to search YouTube right now and watch a Beauty Guru’s video, perhaps **, you would see a white halo of light around their eyes. This is known as a ring light. While a ring light is excellent for a dark or inside setting, Perth based Make Artist Phoebe swears on natural lighting above all. She said it gives an authentic and warm feeling to her photos, and she’s got a rocking instagram feed! So get in front of a window which has lots of natural light flowing in when you take your pictures!!

3. GET THE ANGLE RIGHT

We recommended taking your photos looking down at the client and slightly off-center from face on.

This way your beautiful work is given justice, both eyes are still visible, and your audience doesn’t feel like they are being death glared by a front on photo of the client.

A slightly off-center photo also ensure that the ring or natural light will pick up that cheekbone glow!

4. MUST USE APPS TO EDIT PICS

Editing can take your photos from glam to GLAM can ensure your Instagram audience don’t just scroll past your photos. Some of the top Sydney Makeup Artists confirmed have shared the following apps are absolute must if you want to get 300+ likes on your feed: 

  1. FACETUNE: All the top makeup artists use it to smooth the model’s skin
  2. VSCO Cam: All the best makeup artists use this to play with exposure, contrast, and saturation
  3. PICSART : If you want to go artsy, use this to add cool designs too your pictures

THE FINAL REVEAL

You have read until the end so we want to give you the real secret to IG.

It’s essential to understand your audience, and when the majority of them are online, social media management software

“SPROUT says that Friday 9 am the peak time for 2019!”

Now you know when to post, think about what you caption your photo, it should ask a question or give away products used to show your an expert. 

Regardless of what you are saying, make sure it’s sweet and snappy

 Alongside your caption should be relevant hashtags which describe the photo!! In addition also make sure to hashtag your profession and location. So If you are a Sydney makeup artists, you should always hashtag #sydneymakeupartist so customers can find you easily!

READY, SET, GLAM!

Now you know all the tips and tricks on how to take Instagram photos like a pro, get out there and start creating! Once you have created great pics don’t forget to up update your profile on FindBookBeauty!  Not yet listed, head over to our home page and list your profile!  

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